Hurtigruten Midnatsol Cruise Reviews

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LTxrx
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
we boarded in Kirkenes and ended up in Bergen [total of 33 stops] there was not time to get off at each & every one [normal] and @ some, the time in port was limited this is a working ship that moves passengers & cargo up ... Read more
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DawnS
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed July 2017
A friend and I flew from Gatwick to Bergen. The Transfer was smooth and checking in easy, just a short queue. The ship was beautiful and we had a small outside polar cabin, which was perfectly adequate, clean and comfortable. It was a ... Read more
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Dick B
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
21 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
A trip to Antarctica If you are looking for a 4000-passenger pleasure boat cruise that has floor shows every night, a casino, midnight buffet, and bus trips off the pier at ports of call then DO NOT TAKE THIS CRUISE. This cruise is ... Read more
bburgy
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to Antarctica and do some landings. All guests gathered in Santiago, Chile at a nice Sheraton so we could take two chartered flights to the departure city Punta Arenas the next morning ... Read more
harbormaster
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
713 forum posts
23 helpful votes
We just returned from the Hurtigruten Midnatsol Chilean Fjords and Antarctica cruise, February 3 to 17, 2017. We had a fantastic time and were completely glad that, after a lot of research and planning, we chose this ship and itinerary. ... Read more
DavyT
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this voyage because we had always wanted to visit the Chilean fiords and Antarctica. Going by ship is realistically the only way to do this. I have only been on one cruise before (the Canberra in 1997) and was put off cruising ... Read more
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Jarno48
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Chose the cruise due to a special offer. Food was boring and bland and we were unlucky enough to be put in the late sitting dinner. One night didn't get to eat until 9pm and as it was a set menu meal didn't finish until almost 11. There ... Read more
Jennifer61
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We enjoyed an amazing experience with Hurtigruten on their MS Midnatsol ship sailing from Punta Arenas, travelling along the Chilean Fjords to Antarctica Peninsula and back. The view was breathtaking throughout. When we cruised on smaller ... Read more
Cape Petrel
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
My husband and I took this cruise to mark our retirement. It did not disappoint. Embarking the ship in Punta Arenas was a little chaotic but this just seemed to add to the excitement. We had an upgrade to a suite cabin which was wonderful, ... Read more
abhimanyu1
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I chose this cruise 14 months ago because of a good offer. Its ports of call were departure from Montevideo; Puerto Madryn, Argentina; the Falkland Islands; Antarctica; Chilean Fjords; then flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago de ... Read more
sextiettan
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
A dream came true. One of the best holiday experiences. Exillent service and food onboard. Ship is overall clean and in good condition. Panorama salon is nice to be in during bad weather and evenings. There is a very nice and friendly ... Read more
J.Gillespie
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
I must admit after reading some reviews of Hurtigruten's Midnatsol, my husband and I were apprehensive. We were on a tour with Gate 1. The embarkation process could not have gone any smoother. There were no problems. We were half ... Read more
bobbisailsolo
Member Since 2008
1 review
920 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
A journey up the Norwegian coast in the winter is like a fairy tale. It's amazing! To see Norway in a more natural light, without tourists, and snow covered is a wonderful experience. I'm so glad I did this. The ship is lovely, and ... Read more
Sue redhead Aussie
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
There were four of us visiting Norway Winter chasing the Northern lights on this working ship Interesting experience 3 of us very experienced travelers The ship was well presented similar to other cruise ships decorated for ... Read more
flojo1flojo1
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
6 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was our 25th cruise with various companies & this was a totally different experience as it is 'a working ship' it is a cruise ship, a car ferry, a daily passenger ship with people using it as we would a train or a bus getting on ... Read more
Terrykramer
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first Hurtigruten cruise (from Svoelvar to Bergen) after having taken seven other cruises globally on other cruise lines. This was a very disappointing cruise. We appreciated the newer ship and some beautiful remote ... Read more
lynndwyer
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our 6th cruise. The ship was very nice but the food was bland, unimaginative and nearly the same every meal. The ship had NO activities for guests, other than reading or watching the scenery. There was a theater, but it was ... Read more
Rahere
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Truly the MOST money grubbing and mercenary organisation I have ever encountered. Combine this with an appalling military attitude to PAYING clients-customers and you have Hurtigruten. At dinner last night we were served by slamming down ... Read more
kristenbog
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
My mother and I traveled to Bergen end of May 2015 and took the MS Midnatsol up to Kirkenes for a seven day voyage. It was on my mothers bucket list (she is 80, I am 46). I did plenty of research ahead of time and had a pretty good idea ... Read more
travel!!7
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Most of the staff is extremely rude, especially if you are under a special diet or God forbid incase something happens. On our trip the staff was young and not knowledgeable and resisted for you to speak to management. We found that the ... Read more
Fergs52
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
About 10 days before cruise I needed a minor operation on my knee which left me on crutches. Before setting out, I informed Hurtigruten and the airline they use of my restricted mobility. Yes we saw the Lights and the food - especially ... Read more
Lovespending
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
I was part of the Astronomy Voyage on this 12 day on the Hurtigruten Cruise so will break into 2 parts. Cruise- The embarkation process from the Hurtigruten building was painful. We were advised to be there from 2-4pm and staff would be ... Read more
frigate69
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 helpful votes
This is a warning to any prospective passengers of Hurtigruten. The Midnatsol is 20,000 DWT and carries a maximum number of passengers of 1,000. This actually makes it a very crowded ship in comparison to other cruise ships. Its staffing ... Read more
JerseyGirl58
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2013
Our vacation began in Amsterdam, where we spent two days, then flew to Bergen aboard a KLM airliner. We had researched and prepared for our cruise for a long time, watching Norway through available webcams before we left, checking weather ... Read more
choppertopper
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
I had been keen to do the Classic Voyage for its visual attractions, for many years, but was somewhat reluctant about the whole cruising experience. As part of a package to southern Norway in May 2011 I was able to sample 2 days (one ... Read more

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